The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), Enaam Mayara, affirmed on December 9, in Dubai that parliamentary diplomacy is a key element in resolving crises relating to climate change.
Speaking at a high-level event on the sidelines of the 28th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP28), Mayara underlined that parliamentary diplomacy is essential in the resolution of crises, particularly in terms of strengthening concrete measures and intensifying efforts to combat climate change.
The official added that the second session of the PAM Euro- Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf Economic Forum, which will held in Marrakech in June, will witness the installation of the parliamentary bloc of the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf region dedicated to the development of renewable energies, established in 2022 at the PAM.
In this context, Mayara underlined the current climate emergency and its unprecedented repercussions on the Euro-Mediterranean region and the Gulf, citing in this regard the rise in temperatures in the Mediterranean 20% faster than the average, while the Gulf Sea is the warmest in the world.
Praising the decision to activate the Loss and Damage Fund to compensate the countries most affected by climate change, the Speaker of the Moroccan House of Councilors called for intensifying efforts and increasing funding allocated to climate and energy transition.
It should be recalled that during another meeting held within the framework of COP28, Mayara expressed Morocco’s determination to effectively contribute to the continental dynamic aimed at protecting Africa from the risks of the climate crisis and defending future generations’ rights to development and progress, noting that Africa, the continent producing the least greenhouse gas emissions, is facing climate change repercussions, which threaten its chances of growth, progress, and prosperity and seriously jeopardize the fundamental rights of tens of millions of Africans.